Review + Swatches: POND’S Flawless White BB Cream in Fair

This was a requested post last year. It took a while for me to get one because I wasn’t sure if it’s really worth it. Since holidays are full of reunions, I asked for bb creams with good coverage in a makeup group. Someone said she’s using this. It’s also recommended by other members. I finally decided to go to Mercury Drugstore and get one for myself.

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Description:
Your solution to a brightening foundation cream with UVA and UVB protection. This BB+ Cream covers your spots instantly while reaching deep within your skin to lighten your dark spots and dark circles– resulting in clear, fair and flawless skin.

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Pros:
– Affordable, 299 pesos for 30ml & 149 pesos for 8ml
– Available in-stores and online
– Plastic tube packaging
– Powdery scent like other bb creams
– SPF 30
– Has dewy finish for dry & normal skin
– Doesnt cause breakouts
– Did not trigger my contact dermatitis

Cons:
– Comes in 2 shades only
– Light coverage in my opinion

Swatches:image

The photos above show that it slightly covered my mole. I think this is just your normal bb cream. It has light and dewy finish. I apply a bit more than usual to have a decent coverage. It won’t cover deep hyperpigmentations which is what I have. I always set it with Maybelline’s 2-Way Cake which adds more coverage. Dewy finish tends to wear off so don’t forget to set it with powder even if you have dry skin. I dont like dewy finish for my oily skin. I blot it first before applying concealer and powder.

It’s good enough for 300 pesos if you want natural makeup. They have 8ml tube for 149 pesos at Mercury Drugstore in Glorietta. I’m neutral about it. I dont love it and dont hate it either. This will do for now. I’m planning to use it all up.

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December 2016 Haul: Aquaphor, LUSH Cosmetics, Maybelline, Organic Alley & Pond’s

I knew I’m going to add more items after Christmas. I buy gifts for myself throughout the whole year. And because of that, natabunan na ako ng irereview. Hahaha. How about you, what did you get for yourself? 🙂


SKIN CARE

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ORGANIC ALLEY Argan Oil
I was curious about argan oil. It’s non comedogenic compared to other oils. People also say that it absorbs quicker and doesnt leave oily residue. Pure argan oil is quite expensive here. Luckily, I came across a review on Organic Alley’s 100% Argan Oil. You can choose from two sizes. I got 30ml for 499 pesos at Sesou Glorietta. There’s 50ml for 750 pesos. You can also buy 10ml on their online store for 200 pesos. Full review soon!

ORGANIC ALLEY Acne & Scars Be Gone Clarifying Soap
I forgot to take a photo of this soap. I’m currently using it. I read its ingredients list and I think there’s nothing that could irritate  my skin. I can say that it’s one of my few trusted solid facial soaps. This one’s Php 250 for 100g. Full review soon!

AQUAPHOR Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy
I thought my skin was the same with my sister’s. She has sebbhoric dermatitis and her derma prescribed a steriod cream mixed with Aquaphor. I thought this would work but turns out I have contact dermatitis. I’ll try it for its other uses instead. Full review soon!

Contact Dermatitis relief from my derma
– Antihistamine
– Antibiotic astringent
– Beta-N Cream
– Moisturizing soap
All these work well. My skin calmed down after 3 days. Beta-N Cream and the antihistamine are the most effective. Clatidyne (Loratadine) was the medicine I took once a day for 10 days. Although I’m done with the medication, I’m still using the soap and antibiotic astringent.


MAKEUP

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MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth All in One Powder
This is an improved version. I usually dont see a difference when they reformulate this powder. I ran out of my Detail Pressed Powder. I didnt have time to order online so I’m back to my first love.

TONY MOLY Delight Magic Lip Tint in 03
A gift from my sister. She knows I’m into korean cosmetics. I’m not sure about the price. Probably it’s around 200+ pesos. Full review soon!

POND’S Flawless White BB Cream
This was a requested product for review. I finally decided to get one. Pinays love its coverage and price. We’ll see if it will meet my standards. It’s 299 pesos. I saw a small tube too. It’s 8ml for 149 pesos at Mercury Drugs


BODY CARE

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LUSH Maypole Soap & Serendipity Soap
My sister’s gifts. She chose the Maypole soap (225 pesos /100g). It has sweet scent just like Snow Fair Shower Gel. I chose Serendipity because of its lavender scent. I’m a sucker for lavender! It’s 245 pesos per 100g


That’s my hauliday! Tomorrow I’ll post my best products for this year. Hope you can check it out.☺

International Giveaway: win Klairs Supple Blemish BB Cream!!!

Hello readers. I have good news for you! Here’s another collaboration with Wishtrend. This time it’s an international giveaway. Meaning you can join wherever you are as long as you have a valid address. Majority suggested makeup. Your wish is granted. We’re giving away one (1) Klairs Supple Blemish BB Cream.

What’s Klairs BB Cream?
No grey cast / No dry patch / Not cakey. Redness and pores coverage. Anti-irritation formula. SPF40 PA+++Capturing your natural skin tone color, Klairs BB Cream pulls out the best of what you got underneath. Your natural skin, only better! You look so wonderful just the way you are,
enhance your natural beauty with the BB cream Korean women love so much! Suitable for every skin type, even sensitive and acne prone.

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You just have to follow these simple rules and you’ll have an entry.

RULES

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Sample comment:
ulzzang@gmail.com
diana 4894 (https://youtu.be/NEovID2aPlA)
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This giveaway will have a duration of 2 weeks starting now until September 10, 2016, 10PM Philippine Time PHT.

Strictly 1 entry per person only.

One (1) winner will be chosen using a random generator. It will be announced in a new post on September 11, 2016 and notified through instagram direct message and/or email following the information needed for shipping. The winner should respond within 2 days after the announcement.

If you’re below 18 years old, please ask for your parents’ permission if you want to join. Because we need some of your info for shipping in case you win.👍

Good luck!

Simple Graduation Makeup (light to medium coverage)

I just graduated yesterday, April 27, 2015. I still can’t believe I survived all the thesis and defense we had to go through since first year up to fourth year. College is over and we are going to face the real world now. 😊

I wanted to do my own makeup. I’ll feel sorry for the makeup artist if I had one because our call time was at 6am. It was so early. Hahaha. I like natural looking makeup without contours and blusher. Just plain makeup used on korean celebrities. 🙂

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Tip:
– I allotted time for my skin to oil up before we head out to the venue. And then I dab tissue on my skin. I’ve observed my makeup looks better after I sweat or become oily. It makes my skin look more natural and not cakey.

Face
1. Prep skin, cleanse and moisturize. I waited for 10 minutes before I applied makeup. I want to make sure that the skincare products were absorbed in the skin
2. BB cream as the base. I used Holika Holika Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream. It is thicker than other bb creams which gives additional coverage for my dark spots.
3. Conceal dark spots & dark circles. I used my trusty Tony Moly Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer in 02.
4. Powder Foundation for more coverage and setting of makeup. It completes the coverage of my makeup to minimize those pesky dark spots. I used Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation in Natural shade.

Eyes:
1. Simple eyeliner style. I used Yni Picture-esque 3 Dot Liner for outlining. Because Im having a hard time to use liquid liners alone. Then I fill them using Etude House Oh M Eye Line in black
2. A little shimmer. I used Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick in white and spread some of it on the lids and brow bone to give my look some glow
3. Curl and apply mascara. I used Cheek Room’s Curl and Volume Mascara for natural looking lashes.
4. Eyebrow pencil. I used The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Design My Eyebrow Pencil in gray

Lips:
1. Croquis Bulgeum Lipstick in shade 02

THE FACE SHOP Lovely ME:EX BB Cream review

I asked permission from my sis if I can write a review about her new BB cream… The Lovely ME:EX BB Cream. I asked about her thoughts while wearing/using this. BTW, she got this on sale. 😀

Here’s the packaging:

The back side, It’s all in Hangul, can’t read them. @___@

It doesn’t come with a pump. We prefer that at least we can manage the amount of bb cream coming out from the container unlike with pump. 😛

And finally, the swatch

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After:

Pros:

  • for 40ml BB Cream, this is affordable, my sister got it below 400 pesos
  • 40ml (that’s a lot! BB creams are usually 30ml)
  • it blends with the skin tone
  • didnt give my sister any pimples/breakouts
  • gives glow
  • doesn’t come with a pump. our temper is really short with pumps. hahaha
  • cute and simple packaging

Cons:

  • light coverage only
  • low SPF

Thanks to my sis for letting me post a review about her BB cream and blusher too (will write about it soon) 🙂

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Sheer Silky Skin review

Hello ladies! It’s still our summer vacation here in our country. I can’t buy anything because I’m broke. HAHAHA. I’ll be reviewing new products as soon as I get my baon. (It’s the money given by the parents during school days)

Enough of that. Let’s move on to the famous BB Cream of Etude House, the Precious Mineral BB Cream. We got some samples of this BB cream a long time ago. hehehe. I just decided to review this because my blog’s dull now and people might think this blog is inactive. NOOOOOO! :))

I can say that this is not too thick and not watery. It’s just the normal texture of BB Creams. I can compare its shade to Tony Moly’s Dear Me Petite Cotton BB Cream.

When Blended: This BB cream is pretty strong. I tested this bb cream and washed the back of my hands with water then Continue reading “Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Sheer Silky Skin review”

Tony Moly Expert Triple BB Cream review

It’s the start of my summer vacation. I missed doing this. hehehe! 😀 So today I’m gonna review another Tony Moly product. We got this as gwp. 🙂

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Sorry for the crappy photo. The batteries for my cam are too old . They can’t open my cam anymore. 😦 Gotta buy new ones! ^O^

Pros:

  • Good coverage
  • Whitening
  • Anti Wrinkle
  • With SPF
  • Dewy finish
  • Gives glow to the skin

Cons:

  • The full size is a bit expensive
  • Kinda thick

This BB cream is kinda thick and creamy. It’s for oily and sensitive skin but IDK why it’s thick. The packaging and the trial pack might have an effect. Not sure. The color is just the same with Dear Me Petite Cotton BB Cream.  I really want to show you the shade of it but I don’t want to waste any of it because it’s a good BB Cream. Overall this is another good BB Cream from Tony Moly. 🙂

I’m planning to buy the Honey Bee BB Cream because it’s for acne prone skin. Watch out for my review about it! 🙂